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American Literature: Excellence in Literature--Reading and Writing Through the Classics

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American Literature: Excellence in Literature--Reading and Writing Through the Classics

Have you ever read a work of great literature and wondered how and why the author created the work they did? This book will introduce you to "literary reading", the way to learn about the contexts of stories, including the author, text elements, and other elements of the assigned works of great literature, allowing for writing practice while growing familiar with some of the greatest writers of all time. This book establishes the scope & sequence, assigns the readings, suggests an assignment schedule, provides organization tips, and a rubric for objectively evaluating completed assignments, and provides resources for research; students must find copies of the books to read. Learn to read with discernment, become a self-motivated learner, strengthen writing skills, and prepare for college classes! Each of the nine included units are designed to be completed in four intense weeks. Grades 8-12. 146 pages, spiralbound softcover.

  • Unit 1:Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
  • Unit 2: Rip Van Winkle & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and Selected Works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Unit 3:The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Unit 4:The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Unit 5: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Unit 6:The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Unit 7:House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  • Unit 8:The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Unit 9:The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
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    Has someone done this?

    I would like to hear from someone who has followed this guide. It suggests you complete this in "4 intense weeks". Is the student to read each book in its entirety within this period as well? Thank you in advance for your thoughts.
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    We have been doing this book in a homeschool class with a teacher. No you can't do the whole book in 4 weeks. It has a schedule in each unit that is 4 weeks long. We try to get shorter versions of the story when possible and have been right on schedule so far with our writing about the stories and testing. It has 9 units in it so you would need to have at least 36 weeks to complete the book.
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    This book suggests 4 weeks for each one of the 9 units. This allows for much more time to read the material and to produce high quality work than if there was an attempt to do the full 9 units in a mere 4 weeks.
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    Is this too hard for 9th grade?

    Is this a good choice for 9th grade? Any suggestions?
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    This is intended for use in grades 10-12, but could be used for a 9th grade student with proficient writing skills.
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    Does this book include the stories/exerps? Does it include comprehension questions or is it more geared toward writing?

    I am looking at either this text or Read with the Best-American Lit. That text focuses on comprehension questions, vocab, author techniques, activities (incl writing), etc. Both texts include most of the same reading articles/books except Read with the Best goes further back in American lit to include more selections.
    What does this text include? All I saw on the sample pages were other suggestions for more reading and background info and have read other reviews which say it includes writing assignments. I am not looking for more writing exactly but a thorough lit analysis for American Literature.
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    This book does not provide the text being studied or discussion/comprehension questions. It recommends sources that lead to understanding the social and historical context of the book being studied. It then has the student complete various writing assignments based on discovery and literary analysis of the text itself.
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    Does this count as a Literature or Composition credit?

    My son will be in 9th grade so I am looking for classes to fulfill credits. Would this count as 1 credit for Composition or Literature?
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    Yes, you could use this as either Composition or Literature Credit.
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